After relocating to Savannah, GA, I quickly feel in love with a city that LOVES its alcohol. A place that judges others if you are not carrying a to-go-cup everywhere you walk. In a city that celebrates adult beverages it is unfortunate that craft Breweries are unfortunately few and far between. There are only four delightful breweries to be exact. Four; Southbound Brewing Co., Service Brewing, Coastal Empire Beer Co., and Moon River Brewing Co. For a tourist town that instigates drinking, I personally believe the number four seems a bit too low number and slightly disappointing.
I love my Savannah, I just miss the craft beer family I left behind in NKY. On the daily, I ask myself and Savannah several questions: Where are the hops heads who can guess, smell and taste the hops without already knowing what was used in the brewing process? Where are the women who can guiltlessly knock back a stout and not worry about how many workouts it will cost them tomorrow? Where are the groups of friends who order tasters and hide the beer’s identity until all educated guesses are in and bet on?
I am not disappointed. I see it as an exciting opportunity for fun, thirsty locals to adopt and grow a craft beer hobby. I foresee a chance for new, upcoming brewers to showcase their crafts and brew their dreams into reality. I feel excitement; I am thrilled to have a front row seat for what is to come. In the meantime, the four Savannah breweries have the full attention of my unending for craft beer.
This is not a complaint, but a call to arms of all homebrewers with a spark of entrepreneurship. Let us build Savannah up together.
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